Protected Web Page Detection

Info Nessus Plugin ID 40665


Some web pages require authentication.


The remote web server requires HTTP authentication for the following pages. Several authentication schemes are available :

- Basic is the simplest, but the credentials are sent in cleartext.

- NTLM provides an SSO in a Microsoft environment, but it cannot be used on both the proxy and the web server. It is also weaker than Digest.

- Digest is a cryptographically strong scheme. Credentials are never sent in cleartext, although they may still be cracked by a dictionary attack.



Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 40665

File Name: protected_web_pages.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2009/08/21

Modified: 2016/10/04

Dependencies: 67257, 11032

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info

Vulnerability Information

Excluded KB Items: Settings/disable_cgi_scanning